If you or your family are interested in learning martial arts then this is a fantastic place to turn to. They offer not only a great environment to train in for both kids and adults, but also a terrific after-school program that is headed up by the best instructors. This is a location that I’ve found myself coming back to year after year and I don’t regret a single moment of it. I cannot recommend Cape Fear Isshin-Ryu enough for anyone who wants to learn and grow with the martial arts world.Jeremiah E.
This is a terrific place to send your kids for care or lessons or to take lessons. They love what they do and you can tell.Stephanie M.
This place is so wonderful. My daughter started going to Cape Fear Isshin-Ryu almost 3.5 years ago. They have not only taught her karate, they have given her confidence. That in itself is priceless. They pick her up from school which is a huge help to me and are flexible. The staff is also wonderful. My daughter and I love this place! Highly recommend!Sheena O.
The staff at Cape Fear Isshin-Ryu is amazing!!! My son has been involved in the afterschool program for two years and he loves it. They have a great structure that includes karate instruction, physical games, and HOMEWORK.Sarah N.
Our son has been attending since first grade, and has really grown up through the program, to the point of now helping teach younger students as a black belt. All of the adult staff are great people, and have built a great environment for after-school care and night classes, highly recommended.Tony K.
When my son decided he wanted to do karate we visited several dojos. As we walked out I immediately told him that was the one. He has enjoyed every minute he has spent there, and has helped his self confidence. It has also helped develop leadership skills, because as the students work their way up, they help instruct those of lower rank.Toni L.
After sending kids through other programs and then sending one through this program its a no brainer. I wish i would have found them sooner! Great human beings who care for your children like their own. 👍👍 my daughter is better for having known these people.Stephanie M.
I started at CFI when I was really young and it’s been an awesome part of my life! So many great people here and so many knowledgeable people to learn from! Both my siblings have gone here for the afterschool program and had a lot of fun!Holly L.
My kids were too old to go to the after-school program of Cape Fear Isshin-ryu when we started attending adult classes there. My wife and I love the adult classes. That being said, the kids who have aged into the adult class from the after school program are very well trained. I would definitely send my kids there if I had kids that age.Charles G.
I can’t say enough about Cape Fear Isshinryu, this place has not only been my 2nd home; but this whole group has been family. Over the last 19 yrs I have been flooded with knowledgeable martial arts information and instruction. I have been honored to be apart of the Cape Fear Isshinryu family and by being a part of this group I have had opportunity after opportunity to train with some seriously cool martial artists. For kids this can be one of the coolest experiences you’ve ever had. Having started in the kids class myself at the age of 10; I feel in love with being at the dojo. And I haven’t stopped training since! Over the years having moved up into the adult class I really started to learn even more. Each person at the dojo plays a critical part in our family and without key players to the game like Brent, Byron, and Becky things just wouldn’t be the same. CFI is a place that because of our trueness and loyalty to each other we have been around since 2001. Might I mention that we have also been one of the largest Isshinryu schools on this side of the state for years as well. Everyone of our instructors care about your understanding of the martial way and we know that each persons journey is different. It’s not a race to see who can do it the quickest; but rather a journey of knowledge and application (practical application)! We look forward to seeing you there!Joshua L.
I came to Cape Fear Isshyn-ryu with a somewhat retired brown belt. Brent, Byron and the rest of the staff patiently worked with me to get me back up to that level. Then, prepared me for my black belt. My kids and I have always been active in other sports which would at times pull us away from our Karate training. When we were able to come back, the dojo always welcomed us as if we never left. This is my sons first year attending summer camp. He loves it! The staff is kind, caring and fun! They set expectations for the kids, and it is wonderful seeing the kids respect the boundaries that are set and the staff. We are absolutely thrilled to hear that the program will be continuing through this school year. With both parents in our home working, our son will attend camp for his virtual school days. We are confident that he will stay current with his academics, and still have his fun camp experience each day. Thank you CFI!Nicole D.
Our children absolutely love taking classes here. My husband and I am encouraged by their desire to practice and grow. Our highly opinionated daughter loves her teachers and feels safe and secure in CFI’s environment.Tara A.
My grandchildren have “grown up” immensely since they started going to the Karate classes. The atmosphere is very friendly and their teaching and beliefs are very much in accordance to those of our family. Thank you!Isabel M.
Its more than karate that is taught…They have been an invaluable part of growing my boys into men. I will forever be indebted for the influence that they have had on my boys.Donald F.
Great martial arts taught by great instructors. Always a fun time at CFI.Austin G.
CFI is like meeting long lost family for the first time, it feels like home and you know you can trust them with your kids.Mark T.
I trained in 2 dojo’s up north, and loved them, but CFI is different. They ARE a family. Even though my kids and I are in and out months at a time for other commitments, we ALWAYS feel welcomed. There are not many dojo’s that can say they have so many active black belts and large classes. They are doing something right!Nicole S.
The method of training at CFI expects each student to help teach those less experienced and that leadership skill grows and manifests itself in every area of life. My daughter has taken karate since the age of 7. She is now a teenager, and has become a leader in all the activities she does. CFI is helping her grow into her full potential.Ron L.
Karate has traditionally been known for teaching self-defense and discipline. Cape Fear Isshin-Ryu takes it beyond traditional. I have watched my children build confidence and respect. The children there develop a sense of loyalty and fellowship. Not all dojos teach these things, but then not all dojos are Cape Fear Isshin-Ryu.Christine C.
Six years ago, we enrolled our quiet and shy 7 year old son at CFI to help improve his self confidence. Within a few months his brother, age 5, also joined in for classes. I am no longer a worried parent of how our kids will handle themselves with school bullies, or any other situation that may be intimidating in life. They have grown into self confident young men, now ages 13 and 10, who are respectful and love their karate family! CFI has helped them learn to set goals in life, and also mirrors the same Christian values we work hard to teach our family at home.LuCinda S.